DohaFull-time, PermanentResponsibilities : Plans, directs and manages the overall operation of the Infection Prevention and Risk Management program for the AMNM facility.
In collaboration with medical and clinical leads, has clinical authority over the infection prevention and control program as well as the organizational Risk Management program and is responsible for the following : Performing annual organizational risk assessmentDeveloping and implementing annual risk management planDeveloping policies governing the control of infections and communicable diseasesImplementing policies governing control of infections and communicable diseasesDeveloping a system for identifying, reporting, investigating and controlling infections and communicable diseasesDeveloping policies and procedures governing risk managementParticipate in and lead Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigationsProvides reports on the infection prevention and risk management programs to the senior management team on a regular basisProvide leadership and operational implementation of the AMNM Infection Prevention Program including : Implement best practices which will eliminate or reduce the risk of infection within the organizationAlign organizational principles, priorities, methodologies, proceduresParticipate in and lead organization-wide improvementServe as organization expert on best practices, national and international trends and issuesMeasure and monitor infection control practicesLead communication, teaching, modeling, process consultation and implementation of best infection control practices.
Ensure effective outbreak investigations, employee and patient exposures and interventionsAnalytically interpret and compare internal infection data benchmarksPartner with Manager, Quality and Patient Experience and Department Managers to ensure an appropriate staff vaccination and compliance programLead the reportable disease programProvide infection control and prevention education programsProvide infection prevention perspective, expertise, leadership for facility planning,construction and renovation projectsAssure timely and comprehensive infection prevention policy and procedure reviewsAssure timely and comprehensive infection prevention data to all stakeholdersManage infection prevention emergency responseEvaluate effectiveness of annual plan at organizational-wide levelCollaborate with the senior leadership team to establish annual goals related to infectioncontrol metricsAssure compliance with all relevant programs, Qatar Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), QatarQCHP licensure requirements, Joint Commission standards, and all other accreditation / licensure / regulatory requirementsProvide support to Nursing, Medical Staff, Laboratory, and all clinical areasCoordinate with Quality and Patient Experience Manager, Environmental Services team,Facilities, and other support departmentsExperience required : Minimum 3-5 years management experience in a clinical setting.
Preferred : 5+ years of experience in the field of healthcare infection control. Experience in ambulatory / clinic infection control environment.
Skills required : High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationshipswith patients, physicians, management, staff and other customers.
Demonstrated customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment,independent thinking, flexibility and creativity when resolving customer issues.
Ability to apply critical thinking, communication, influence, and flexibility to make optimal decisionsbased on multiple variables and desired outcomes.
Recognizes and accepts accountability for safety and care of patientsDemonstrated patient centered / patient valued behaviors.
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.Good ability to effectively handle challenging situations and balance multiple prioritiesStrong data, analytical and finance orientation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Desire to work in multi-disciplinary setting.Ability to participate and collaborate as a team player, working in a time-pressured environment.
Nursing, Microbiology, and / or EpidemiologypreferredPreferred : Master’s degree (MSN / MS / MBA / MHA / MPH / ) OR enrolled in relevant master’s program.
Additionalexperience may be considered in lieu of Master’s degree.CPHQCertification in Infection ControlLicensing & Certifications : Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR required.
Job Types : Full-time, PermanentExperience : Risk Management : 3 years (Required)